The System

This visual artistic manifestation represents the monotony of daily life, and the confusion between life and existence in a world where it is often difficult to find one's place, given the endless and often anarchic cycle of the System. Filmed between Dakar, Ouagadougou and Conakry, this Afro-centric piece is a debut for the Burkinabe artist PanAfricus. English voiceover with French subtitles.

  • Panafricus
    Director
  • Panafricus
    Writer
  • Panafricus
    Producer
  • Panafricus
    Key Cast
    "Narrator"
  • Panafricus
    Composer
  • 2BeMusik
    Sound Engineer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Burkina Faso
  • Country of Filming:
    Burkina Faso, Guinea, Senegal
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Smartphone & GoPro
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Bushman Film Festival
    Abidjan
    Côte d'Ivoire
    October 30, 2017
    Avant-Premiere
    Modje d'or/Official Selection
Director Biography - Panafricus


Panafricus is the chosen pseudnymn of a Burkina Faso native with strong ties to the African continent. An avid consumer of art, culture and literature, Panafricus founded Djellibah Studios to share panafrican stories with the world.

PanAfricus' approach to film is experimental, considering that he has no formal training in film nor does he use conventional equipment for his work. He has successfully written directed produced and filmed exceptional pieces with :

- A Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

- A GoPro Hero 5

-A Samsung Galaxy S8

-A Samsung Galaxy S9

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Director Statement

This existentialist piece was inspired by the question: "Why am I"... I hope this helps you find an answer.